The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Photos, Premiere Date Released

Image via Netflix

Image via Netflix

Yes, this is really happening: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is officially coming to Netflix on August 30, the streaming service announced today.

Age of Resistance is a prequel to Jim Henson's classic 1982 film The Dark Crystal, and it will honor the original by using all puppetry instead of computer animation. The streaming service also announced that the series is set to debut August 30. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. You can see both the new Gelfling and the return of the Skeksis in the stunning images below.

Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel lead the voice cast of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance as three Gelfling heroes - Rian, Brea, and Deet, respectively.

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Synopsis:Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all-new adventure. The corruption and evil of the Skeksis has harmed the Crystal of Truth, causing a sickness to spread across the land. Meanwhile, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Harvey Fierstein, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg and Keegan-Michael Key will portray Skeksis and Mystics characters. I can't wait to show my children, and traumatize them the way the original traumatized me when I was their age! Jim Henson Company stalwart Donna Kimball will play Aughra (voiced by Oz in the movie), and a number of other puppeteers will voice characters.

The series is directed by Louis Leterrier, executive produced by Leterrier, Lisa Henson, and Halle Stanford, with co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Blanca Lista. Ritamarie Peruggi produces. Tim Wellspring is line producer.

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